Damn You Stat: White People Have A 150-260% Advantage Over Asian Americans For Being Promoted At Some Of The Largest Tech Firms

Thursday, May 07, 2015

No really.

It's true. At least according to that study.

...the report is based on an analysis of 2013 employment data filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by five major Silicon Valley tech companies: Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, LinkedIn and Yahoo...

Ethnicity ended up being more significant than gender in getting ahead, said report coauthor Buck Gee, a former vice president and general manager of Cisco Systems' data center business unit. "White men had a 42% advantage over white women" when it came to being promoted to the executive level, Gee said. That was expected, he said, but it paled in comparison to the 260% advantage they have to Asian women. "So that was a big surprise."

The report also found that whites have a 150% advantage over Asian Americans, regardless of gender.